Jody Wilson-Raybould (March 23, 1971)
I meant to buy and read this book earlier, but too many things got in the way, until today. I knew she was an honest woman, from the time of the SNC-Lavalin affair from more than two years ago. Now, in reading her own account of her time in Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government, I know it, for sure.
Again, I just wanted it to end. The condescension. The belittlement. The lack of seriousness. The lack of commitment to the truth. I felt he was trying to put me back into my place. What did I know? Why was I there? In the prime minister’s version of the SNC-Lavalin affair, I did not know what I was talking about. I was wrong. The so-called experts in the PMO were right. It was all in my head. In his view, I was just hurt.
“We have all tried to help you,” he said. “We have all tried so much to help you be successful.” Thank you, great white father, I thought to myself.
We were both totally exasperated at this point.
“I do not believe in you anymore,” I said.
“I still do not know why you are resigning,” he said.
“I do not trust you anymore,” I replied.
With that our conversation ended. The prime minister, as was his way, asked for one last hug.
I felt sick. And sad. I cannot remember if we hugged. I left.
I went to the airport and boarded a plane back to Ottawa, where I would resign the next day. I slept the whole flight. Go figure.Wilson-Raybould, Jody. “Indian” in the Cabinet (p. 12). HarperCollins Canada. Kindle Edition.
I raised a birth chart for Mrs. Wilson-Rayboult at the time of her resignation, but I randomized the time. Now I see that others have a more correct birth time of 10:23 am, so I’m going with that.
As luck(?) would have it, there are two inconjuncts, both of which hinge on this birth time being correct.
Neptune Inconjunct Ascendant
This aspect can be a sign that you must give way to others in order to get along with them. This can take two forms, both of which will be difficult to handle while you are young. The less positive form is simply yielding to all outside pressure and always giving in to others’ desires. This will produce unconscious feelings of resentment that you can’t express, but that make your relationships with others rather difficult. And as you get older, if you do not learn to stand up for your rights, the problem will get worse, because you express your unconscious resentment as a martyred attitude, which makes it impossible for others to appreciate or use anything they get from you. Thus the results of your sacrifice are totally negative, because you are not happy with giving and they are not happy with receiving.
But the other, more positive, way of dealing with this energy is by giving freely before others try to take it from you. In order to do this, you have to feel good about yourself and confident that you will always have enough for yourself and others. One side of you likes to help and take care of people and will not feel taken [advantage of] by those whom you give to. In the highest expression of this aspect, what you gain for yourself will not mean as much as what you gain for others, which is the effect you should work for.
Pluto Inconjunct Midheaven
You may have trouble with older people who try to teach you how to effectively take control of your life. Even while you are young, you may resent their control over you and resist everything they are trying to teach you. To a great extent, youth path in life will be shaped by your early confrontations with authority figures. Your parents would be well advised to give you as much control as possible over your own affairs and as much self-determination as you can handle. They should not try to keep an extremely tight rein on you, for if they do, you will explode and become very difficult to handle. Also your self-esteem would be damaged. Your parents and teachers should be very straightforward with you, because if you feel that people are not being honest with you, you will not be honest with them. You are quite capable of acting behind peoples’ backs if you consider it necessary or if you feel that you never get your own way.
Another problem that can arise if you are not treated properly is that you may withdraw into yourself and become very secretive, as though you have something to hide even when you don’t. This can make people distrust you.
(Perhaps Justin Trudeau should have had birth charts drawn up for each of his cabinet choices…)